Russian Andrey Rublev had an unforgettable season, as his win-loss record stands at 41-10 post his last match against the World No.3. His winning record is as high as it could be, i.e., for every five matches played, he has won just above four matches and losing one of them.
It was Rublev who was adjudged the winner of their contest, due to his fearless game of tennis on the day. He took just more than an hour to take home prize money of $153,000, 200 ATP ranking points, and lots of learning from the tournament.
After ATP Finals 2020 early exit, Andrey Rublev said, “There are so many things to improve, Physically I still can be much faster, I still can improve my defence.”
2020 Vienna Open Champion added, “Out of the Top 10 players, I’m still one of the worst in this aspect. I can improve my serve, my volleys, and my returns, my slices, backhands, still even forehands, there is still space for much improvement.”
After having one of the best seasons in his career, he said, he needs to now focus on the offseason and needs to improve various aspects of his game to take it to the next level.
Andrey Rublev Marks His First Victory of ATP Finals
Russian dominated the match against the Dominic Thiem with a scoreline of 6-2, 7-5 in a 74 minutes encounter.
Andrey Rublev made a strong comeback against their group leader and first semi-finalist Thiem, by winning it comfortably 2-0 in their Nitto ATP Final’s last round-robin match at the O2 in London.
With nothing to lose for both, as the Russian was out of contention for a place in a semi-final due to his 0-2 loss against Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem had already won both its encounter in the group against the same opponents earlier.